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Wilson, Thomas A. 1954-

Overview
Works: 8 works in 33 publications in 2 languages and 1,430 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: B128.C8, 181.112
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Most widely held works by Thomas A Wilson
On sacred grounds : culture, society, politics, and the formation of the cult of Confucius by Thomas A Wilson( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sacred landscape of imperial China was dotted with Buddhist monasteries, Daoist temples, shrines to local deities, and the altars of the mandarinate. Prominent among the official shrines were the temples in every capital throughout the empire devoted to the veneration of Confucius. Twice a year members of the educated elite and officials in each area gathered to offer sacrifices to Confucius, his disciples, and the major scholars of the Confucian tradition. The worship of Confucius is one of the least understood aspects of Confucianism, even though the temple and the cult were highly visible signs of Confucianism's existence in imperial China. To many modern observers of traditional China, the temple cult is difficult to reconcile with the image of Confucianism as an ethical, humanistic, rational philosophy. The nine essays in this book are an attempt to recover the meaning and significance of the religious side of Confucianism. Among other subjects, the authors analyze the social, cultural, and political meaning attached to the cult; its history; the legends, images, and rituals associated with the worship of Confucius; the power of the descendants of Confucius, the main temple in the birthplace of Confucius; and the contemporary fate of temples to Confucius
Lives of Confucius : civilization's greatest sage through the ages by Michael Nylan( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The profound influence of Confucius across the ages--his teachings of personal and government morality, justice, and appropriateness in social relationships--is the subject of this unique history
Genealogy of the way : the construction and uses of the Confucian tradition in late imperial China by Thomas A Wilson( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huan hua zhi long : liang qian nian Zhongguo li shi bian qian zhong de Kongzi = Lives of Confucius : civilization's greatest sage through the ages by Michael Nylan( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genealogy of the way : representing the Confucian tradition in Neo-Confucian philosophical anthologies by Thomas A Wilson( )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ritual formation of Confucian orthodoxy and the descendants of the sage by Thomas A Wilson( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The ritual formation of Confucian orthodoxy and the descendants of the sage by Thomas A Wilson( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Steel and the postwar inflation suivi de An analysis of the inflation in machinery prices / Thomas A. Wilson by Thomas A Wilson( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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On sacred grounds : culture, society, politics, and the formation of the cult of Confucius
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Lives of Confucius : civilization's greatest sage through the agesGenealogy of the way : the construction and uses of the Confucian tradition in late imperial China
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Wilson, Thomas A.

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